Kraftwerk was created in the German city Düsseldorf; the band formed by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider in 1970, fronted by them until Schneider’s departure in 2008. Their signature is easily recognizable driving; repetitive rhythms with strong melodies, minimalist strictly electronic instruments, almost naïve lyrics simplified and at times sung through a vocoder of computer speech software
We live in the electric age where the simple numbers of zeros and ones make the pattern of a spider web so fine-tuned that I can present today my favorite hand-picked stuff around the globe to be shared with someone who likes it
The simple idea taking a stone and by hand carve signs and symbols are by the archaeologist named cave paintings (Aubert, a geochemist and archaeologist dated the oldest cave painting approximately 35,400 years old) an art form evolved into something truly extraordinary, political, witty and entertaining, a contribution to the de-alienation of poorly built architecture in the big cities around the world, by some seen as vandalism others enrichment of a manufactured cityscape
Urban art can be traced back a long time ago. In the late 50 and 60’s pop art artist, Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol who used hybrid mass media screen-printing and ionized it commercially. Later, terrorist The Basques in the 80s took the modern form, and in the 80s The Ecole Beaux-Arts student Blek Le Rat and Gèrard moved their art out in the suburban streets of Paris. The culture has a lot in common with the punk culture who in the end of the 70s printed stencil art on T-shirts to highlight their message about a DIY culture and a move away from the established.
In the 60’s Andy Warhol was a commercially successful artist and meet the house photographer Billy Name who later became known as the Factory photographer. The factory was Andy’s workplace for creative commons in New York. The factory was an unprepared arena where people could come, play and work. Photography should become the documentation of pop artist in a decade where a camera was seen as the natural mirror.
Is stencil art it vandalism? No, it organized and planned. Often the text with image is mix enough, but in stencil and street art you must add site. When add 3rd dimension to the piece and found the right place then it became an instant classic. The finest aspect works best when it’s planned.